Not just impacted, but federally impacted

Oh dear…

Labor’s political woes federally impacted efforts by West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan to defeat Premier Colin Barnett in Saturday’s poll, according to two senior federal ministers.

Impacted is an adjective, not a verb. Only three things can be impacted: teeth, broken bones and faeces.

While it is tempting to draw parallels between at least one of these things and federal politics, it is still not correct.